Celebrate eating food grown and raised from within our region by taking the local eating challenge. Today, ingredients for an average Canadian meal travel between 2,500 to 4,000 kms – a fact that not only contributes to climate change, but also compromises our local economy and food security. Discover the joys (and challenges!) of switching to a local diet for a day, week or month.
This year's challenge will take place between August 27th and September 23rd, 2007. When you go to the sign up form (button below), let us know how long of a challenge you are going to do, and what percentage (if you’re using exceptions).
Other than for a one-day challenge, the default exception for everyone is salt and oil (canola, sunflower, olive, etc). You don't need to sign up for it. For any further exceptions, deduct 10%.
Finally, remember that for the purposes of this challenge, ‘local food’ is defined as food grown, harvested, and processed within a 100 miles (160km) of your home.
Take the challenge and discover the flavours of the Valley! Connect with farmers, catch a fish, trade berries for chanterelles, discover local milk, learn about edible plants, swap recipes, try canning…live without bread! One Sky will be hosting the 100-mile gala dinner on Weds, August 29th, facilitating canning workshops, and coordinating a potluck for participants in the first week of September.
If you have any questions, need advice on suppliers or want to share your story, please contact One Sky at 250-877-6030, firstname.lastname@example.org or 3768 2nd Ave. in Smithers.